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Can Yoga Ease Your Pain?

Last updated: 09/05/2020

Have a pain problem and wondering if yoga can help? I understand – not just as a doctor, but also as a patient.  I took up yoga when I was struggling with a knee problem, well...

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Diagnosing Upper Back Pain

Last updated: 09/04/2020

Compared to other regions of the spine, diagnosing upper back pain can be especially complicated because it has more potential sources of pain, including the ribs connecting at...

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Low Back Pain: Contributing Factors, Prophylactic Strategies and Effective Treatments

Last updated: 09/04/2020

A series of two articles and a viewpoint piece published in the Lancet by teams of international experts outlined the array of factors that contribute to low back pain (LBP),...

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Interspinous Spacer Relieves Painful Symptoms of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Study Shows

Last updated: 09/04/2020

The FDA-approved Superion interspinous spacer provided similar relief from symptoms of neurogenic claudication when compared to historical data from studies of decompressive...

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Calcium Is Needed for Strong Bones

Last updated: 09/04/2020

Calcium is the most common mineral in the body, primarily found in bones and teeth. It is essential for maintaining the bone mass necessary to support the skeleton. The body is...

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5 Best Sleeping Positions for Lower Back Pain

Last updated: 09/04/2020

Nobody can sleep comfortably while the symptoms of lower back pain are still manifesting. Learn how to prevent this with the following sleeping positions. Lower back pain has a...

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Last updated: 09/03/2020

The aorta is the body’s main artery that stretches from the heart and down through the abdomen. When it weakens or balloons in size, the condition is known as an aortic...

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What to Know About Sacroiliac Joint Fusion

Last updated: 09/03/2020

Sacroiliac joint fusion surgery may be recommended to treat sacroiliac joint pain when nonsurgical treatments are ineffective. In a fusion surgery, a bone graft and/or...

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Thoracic Spine Anatomy and Upper Back Pain

Last updated: 09/03/2020

The thoracic spine is the longest region of the spine, and by some measures it is also the most complex. Connecting with the cervical spine above and the lumbar spine below, the...

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Exercise for Sciatica from a Herniated Disc

Last updated: 09/03/2020

Leg pain or sciatica from a herniated disc is commonly caused by disc material protruding backwards and irritating or compressing a nerve root, which in turn causes pain to...

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